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BOURNE Heart Support Group has moved to its new home, the Cedars Nursing Home. The next meeting is on Thursday, September 13 at 7pm. Sufferers from heart conditions and/or their carers are most welcome.


THE MAD Group meet every Friday at Crowland Methodist Chapel at 7pm for music and drama. Free admission.

CROWLAND Christmas Lights Committee is holding a fashion show by Lincs Fashion on Wednesday, September 26 at 7.30pm at South View Primary School. Tickets are £3 and available from the Parish Rooms, South View School or Crowland Cares.

CROWLAND Cares has arranged a bus trip to Holt to take a trip on the Poppy Line to Sheringham on Wednesday, September 19. Leave Crowland Library at 9am and return from Sheringham at 3.30pm. Tickets £10.50 available from Crowland Cares, telephone 01733 211797. This does not include lunch, but there are plenty of places to eat at Sheringham.

CROWLAND Parish Council met on September 3 when chairman Mike Jackson congratulated Crowland Abbey for the superb Flower Festival held over the Bank Holiday weekend. Vice chairman Ros Knight reported that Crowland has reached the final of Britain in Bloom eastern region competition, and the judging will be held in September. The surfacing on the children’s playground is now medium to high risk with tiles now coming up, and quotes are being sought. The zip wire in the adventure playground is still not operational. There is a dip which could be very dangerous to motorcyclists on James Road at the junction of Thorney Road. Speed signs on James Road are still not working. PCSO Kirsty Taylor reported that there have been changes to the policing system, and there are now five officers covering Crowland on a shift system on the south rural team.


THERE will be a prize bingo in the Jubilee Hall on Thursday at 7pm in aid of the Royal British Legion Benevolent Fund. All welcome.


THERE will be a fashion show by the Edinburgh Woollen Mill at Gedney Victory Hall on September 15, at 7pm. Admission is £3, free tea/coffee. In aid of St Mary Magdalene Church.


THE September bingo sessions in the village hall will be held on September 12, 19 and 26. Eyes down 7.30pm. Refreshments available.

A COUNTRY and comedy show will be held on Saturday, September 15, starting at 7.30pm. For more details ring Mary on 01406 362782. Future events are a table top sale, charity race night, soul and motown evening and pre-Christmas disco. Details of these events will appear in this column closer to the time.


EVERYONE is welcome to go along to the Gosberton House Care Home on Wednesday, September 19, when staff from Bon Marche in Spalding, will be there from 2pm to 4pm with a selection of ladies’ clothing.

GOSBERTON House Care Home is taking part in the Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee morning. It will be held at the home on Tuesday, September 25 from 10.30am to 11.30am and together with the coffee there will be a cake stall, raffle and 50/50. All welcome.

GOSBERTON Methodist harvest festival is on Sunday, September 23 at 3pm followed by tea. The tea will take the form of bring and share. Would those attending please phone Celia Hearth on 01775 841026 to inform her as to the type of food they are taking. The harvest continues on Monday, September 24, with a supper at 7pm.Tickets are available from Belinda Taylor on 01775 840441 or Celia Hearth on 01775 841026.

GOSBERTON Baptists have a film show on Monday at 2pm and the films will include Weston-super-Mare, Cardiff, Wells and Cheddar. Admission donation of £2 includes the usual refreshments. All welcome.

GOSBERTON and District branch of the Royal British Legion meets in the church hall on Wednesday, September 19, at 7.30pm. All welcome.

THE mobile library will be in Gosberton on Friday, September 21 at Field Close from 10am to 11am and in Godfrey Avenue from 11.05am to noon.


ST Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church celebrates its harvest festival on Sunday, September 23, with a service at 11am followed by a lunch in the church hall. Bookings for the lunch at £9 per ticket can be made to Sue Murphy on 01775 750334.

THE mobile library will be in Gosberton Risegate today from 1pm to 1.30pm at the Five Bells. For more information contact 01522 782010.


LONG Sutton Baptist Church lunches will start on Friday and then continue on the second and fourth Friday of the month. They run from 11am to 2pm and everyone is welcome.


MOULTON Chapel Youth Club will reopen on Friday, 7pm to 9.30pm, and unless more volunteers come forward, will close on October 19 until further notice, at a great loss to the village.


THE next meeting of the forum will be the AGM on Tuesday, September 18 at the United Reformed Church Hall, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, at 2pm. After a brief business meeting Tony Bates from Bourne will give another of his illustrated talks on the wildlife in the area. Anyone willing to join the forum, and perhaps the committee, will be most welcome. Refreshments will be available and a raffle will be held to help the forum’s costs. For any questions, call the chairman on 01775 711427.


THE Village Hall Committee meets in the village hall at 8pm tonight.

THE mobile library will be in the village hall car park between 10.30am and 11am tomorrow.


LIVE singer Chad will be appearing at the Elizabethan Centre on Saturday, September 15, from 8.30pm. Free entry, all welcome.